Episode CLXV – Elevated Privileges

We follow up on updates to Apple’s UI Design Guidelines, the History of MS-DOS, and the cities vying to be Amazon’s second head quarters. We also discuss the IRS’s contract with Equifax and Netflix’ PR issues with respect to Canadian taxes. We cover the improved display of fatal errors in Xcode 9. The reverse engineering of High Sierra’s supplemental update exposes a flaw. iOS privacy has also come under fire as proof of concept by Felix Krause demonstrates the ease of stealing an Apple ID password. Picks: Useful Xcode breakpoint and the Memory Graph Debugger

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Episode 150 – MTJC Sesquicentennial

We begin the episode answering a question about extending other apps. We follow up with Swift for Visual Studio, transferring apps with subscriptions, CRTC mandated phone unlocking and how they built the Not Hotdog app. We dig into the App Store cleaning rate in Chinese markets. Jaime tells of Erica Sadun’s post about scalable vector are in iOS 11. Pucks: Ultimate Guide to JSON Parsing With Swift 4, JSON with Encoder and Encodable, iOS Simulator Power Ups, Apple celebrates Canadian optimism and diversity with A Portrait of Canada, WWDC videos with transcripts, Public betas are out, Optimizing Collections.

Correction: CRTC Wireless unlock date is December 1, 2017
*image inspiration: Adanac font by Matt  Heximer

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Episode 142 – Leading From Behind

This week we follow up on finger print dongles, misuses of Engineering titles and Google’s new Canadian adventures in Waterloo. We discuss Apple vs Uber, Apple’s quarterly number as see by Kevin O’Leary and major app publisher’s abandoning the Watch, for now. Apple is looking into space and satellites. Picks: Increment, XChange – Share Business Cards Instantly and RWDevcon 2017 Vault

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Episode 66 – Dump Trucks Full of Money

This week we discuss the latest Mac App Store certificate Snafu and iTunes Connect issues and the effect on developers. Apple Pay arrives in Canada with caveats and Greg relates his experience with it. We discuss the A9X and A10 chip manufacturers and iPad Pro sales predictions. Tim gives a review of productivity on the iPad Pro after one week. Greg introduces Apple’s move to subscriptions for some services and Castros move to patronage in their podcast app. Picks: Bus Driver and Ferrite

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Web site to connect clients with iPhone developers in Canada

iphone_icon_smI was discussing resources for iPhone developers on a LinkedIn group – because I need to quote some clients and wondered what others were doing.

Since there doesn’t seem to be a lot of ways to connect coders with clients, I launched a web site: iPhone Apps Canada as a place where clients can get estimates from local developers. The rough plan is to have clients sign up securely and set out some requirements – then we could match the clients to skill sets available to the developers who are out there.

So far we have a handful of developers who have signed up – and we’re open to suggestions. The plan is to share insights on working with clients, quoting on development and getting paid. We are at the grass roots level now but if you are a developer and you’re interested go to the site and add your name to the list.

You provide your clients with a free iPhone app that extends your marketing message and improve your clients overall experience. If you are looking for a local developer with the skills you need – sign up at iPhone Apps Canada and we will do our best to connect you. Buy Canadian eh?